As seen on WWE Raw last night, the company has announced a first-ever Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal will take place at WrestleMania 34, which will memorialize the late WWE Hall of Famer, The Fabulous Moolah.
The announcement of the match has drawn significant criticism from fans and media, however, as Moolah lived a controversial life, and was accused of exploiting women, mistreating wrestlers and people she worked with, and abusing her power in and out of the professional wrestling ring.
The Mirror in The UK has published a new story on the situation, pointing out the following social media criticism which ensued following WWE’s Raw announcement.
On the most recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, host Dave Meltzer questioned WWE’s decision to honor Moolah with a Memorial match at WrestleMania, and recalled stories which have come out over the years corroborating above claims of Moolah mistreating women and abusing her power as a longtime Women’s Wrestling Champion. You can listen to the entire show at this link.
The “Fabulous” Moolah was a serial abuser of women in every way possible. She made her career off of the suffering and exploitation of young women who trusted her with their lives & safety. She shouldn’t be honored by WWE — they should be ashamed that they enabled her. #RAW
— ash ✨ (@ashiisms) March 13, 2018
The Fabulous Moolah was a horrible person. I dont know why they keep recognizing this person. She used young women who had dreams of becoming wrestlers and would pimp them out and sell themselves. She was a horrible, horrible person. Stop promoting her…….stay woke
— VELENA 🔥 (@velenatweets) March 13, 2018
“Fabulous Moolah” was a truly awful person who basically used young girls who wanted to train to be wrestlers as sex workers. She was a pimp. Wretched human being.
— Timothy Meller (@TMells30) March 13, 2018
Moolah is the very reason why it took so long for women’s wrestling to recover. It’s appalling that you’d have to be in a match named after this awful person.
— Jack W (@JackWIII) March 13, 2018
I’m sad for you hugely talented and having to have your name linked with the likes if Moolah
— Joanne Chapman (@SensationalJo) March 13, 2018
Hey Carmella, I get why you’re forced to write this garbage but Moolah was hardly the original and was a deplorable excuse for a human being. I’m happy you women are getting this opportunity but having it named in Moolah’s honor is pretty gross.
— Sandro (@supersandro) March 13, 2018
Moolah represents the woman’s division? That must be why it took 40 years for the women’s division to get the respect it deserved? She took it to a dark place. Trail Blazers like Madusa, Trish, Lita, Beth and yourself MADE the woman’s division what it is!
— Darren Allen (@thedarrenallen) March 13, 2018
https://t.co/hCTTZOVR1s From 2006.
I know that this is something you were presumably told to Tweet, but yeah. I hope this article gets passed around the entire locker room
— Kevin Chiat (@kevinchiat) March 13, 2018